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Simulating Data

Rcross will simulate a dataset using the genetic linkage map prepared by Rmap and the genetic model prepared by Rqtl. The user can specify the sample size, type of cross and heritability or environmental variance. An interactive mode allows the user to generate arbitrary crosses. Rcross can automatically generate backcrosses, intercrosses or any of the other experimental designs defined in Section 1.1.2. Below we describe how each individual is created. The process is repeated as many times as are necessary to get the sample size specified.


Christopher Basten 2002-03-27